Located within the ecosystems of Cascade Head and the Salmon River Estuary on Oregon’s central coast, Sitka Center offers residencies located within the unique ecosystems of Cascade Head and the Salmon River Estuary on Oregon’s central coast. Artists of all disciplines whose practices are inspired by ecology can apply.
Sitka residencies provide time and space for self-paced work and reflection in an inspiring natural setting. Residents from a broad range of art, writing, performance and science-based practices come to Sitka to create and explore away from the familiar contexts and constraints of daily routines, and free from external expectations.
Sitka has hosted hundreds of visual artists, photographers, writers, journalists, musicians, composers, filmmakers, educators and a broad range of natural scientists and interdisciplinary creatives. This residency hosts 14-30 practitioners who stay at Sitka each year. Some are emerging voices while others are practicing professionals, and our residents represent a diversity of geographies and cultural backgrounds. A range of personal and shared experiences are possible at Sitka, from sanctuary and solitude to cross-pollination and community.
Sitka is committed to equity and welcomes people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Bringing together people from different backgrounds and fields of expertise is core to Sitka’s art and ecology mission. From climate change and environmental justice to systemic racism and cultural appropriation, diverse perspectives help spark new ideas and collaborative approaches to address today’s challenges in creative ways.
Fall Residencies: October 4, 2021- January 4, 2022
Spring Residencies: January 17, 2022- April 24, 2022
Residency applications for Fall/Spring 2021/2022 are due no later than March 30, 2021.